Google Says Wi-Fi Data Collection Was Legal

Google Inc. said it doesn't believe it broke U.S. law by accidentally collecting data from Wi-Fi networks, according to a letter the company sent three U.S. congressmen who are urging the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the matter. In a letter, Google's director of public policy, Pablo Chavez, wrote that the search company doesn't believe collecting information from openly accessible networks, which it admitted last month to accidentally doing, was illegal.